Feature: Flat owners caught in mortgage trap

The Grenfell fire tragedy of June 2017, in which 72 people died, has highlighted fire safety issues with thousands of blocks of flats, exposed decades of lax building controls, and shone a light on a construction sector that focused on building properties fast and cheap. The fire spread quickly […] Click here to view original…

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Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

Residents of a Manchester tower block facing bills of thousands of pounds to fix dangerous cladding have been dealt “a massive blow” after finding out they are ineligible to apply for the government’s new £1bn building safety fund. The fund, which was officially launched on Tuesday , excludes remediation […] Click here to view original…

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Remediation Cladding Deadlines Missed By Majority Of ACM Buildings

The Government has conceded that deadlines to ensure all remediation work on the removal of dangerous cladding on buildings by June will not be met. Unfortunately, the recent lockdown has meant that many remediation projects were forced to halt, with many construction sites likely to have struggled regardless of […] Click here to view original…

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MPs launch inquiry into cladding scandal

A cross-party committee of MPs are set to scrutinise the government’s progress in removing dangerous cladding from high-rise blocks and whether the funding scheme for remedial works is fit for purpose. Since the Grenfell tragedy, many tower block residents have been left to foot the bill for round-the-clock fire […] Click here to view original…

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Coalition calls on government to extend cladding crisis action

New evidence has revealed the scale of the cladding crisis could impact up to 500,000 people, as a coalition of property managers urges the government to increase funding to remediate all unsafe buildings In an open letter to the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, the group of property managers has […] Click here to view original…

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